1. Spring Training: What to Take Away from Michael Pineda's Performance Thus Far

    "It's a win for both teams." That was seemingly the league-wide consensus back in early 2012 when the New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners completed what appeared to be a deal involving two future superstars: Jesus Montero and Michael Pineda .

    Matt Appel Written by Matt Appel about 6 months ago 427 reads 0 comments

  2. Fantasy Baseball: Why You Should Reach for Jose Fernandez in Your Draft

    Let's flash back one year. After only 11 starts in Double-A, the Marlins announce that a 20-year-old named Jose Fernandez will break camp with the big league squad...

    Matt Appel Written by Matt Appel about 6 months ago 2,611 reads 3 comments

  3. Twitter Reacts to the Celtics' 91-84 Win over the Nets

    The Brooklyn Nets have been one of the NBA 's best teams since the calendar switched over to 2014. Friday night in Boston, that couldn't have meant less to Rajon Rondo and the Boston Celtics ...

    Matt Appel Written by Matt Appel about 6 months ago 855 reads 1 comments

  4. Twitter Reacts to Rumors of the Knicks and Phil Jackson Meeting

    Phil Jackson started his NBA playing career with the New York Knicks , and if the current brass in Gotham has their way, his coaching career might make a stop there as well...

    Matt Appel Written by Matt Appel about 6 months ago 2,219 reads 5 comments

  5. Twitter Reacts to the Start of New York Yankees' Spring Training

    Entering the official start of spring training 2014, one thing is clear: the New York Yankees are Major League Baseball's most talked about team...

    Matt Appel Written by Matt Appel about 7 months ago 1,006 reads 0 comments

  6. SMU vs. UConn: Instant Analysis and Reaction

    The last time SMU reached the NCAA tournament, Bill Clinton had not yet been in office for 100 days. That has a chance of changing this year, but a win over UConn in Storrs today would help their cause significantly...

    Matt Appel Written by Matt Appel about 7 months ago 296 reads 0 comments

  7. North Carolina vs. Florida State: Instant Analysis and Reaction

    In the very crowded ACC standings , every game makes a difference. With that in mind, Monday night's matchup between North Carolina and Florida State in Tallahassee means big things for both teams...

    Matt Appel Written by Matt Appel about 7 months ago 426 reads 0 comments

  8. NFL Draft 2014: Top Prospects with the Most Left to Prove

    With the NFL Draft starting later than ever this year, teams have more time to analyze and dissect the available players...

    Matt Appel Written by Matt Appel about 7 months ago 451 reads 0 comments

  9. Michigan vs. Ohio State: Key Players in Big Ten Showdown

    It may not be "The Game," but tonight's Michigan - Ohio State matchup in Columbus certainly isn't lacking in postseason significance...

    Matt Appel Written by Matt Appel about 7 months ago 376 reads 1 comments

  10. NBA All-Star Game 2014: 1st Time All-Stars Looking to Shine in New Orleans

    This upcoming weekend, the NBA spotlight hits New Orleans for a retooled All-Star Weekend. Some of the league's best players this season will be making the trip to The Big Easy as first time All-Stars...

    Matt Appel Written by Matt Appel about 7 months ago 689 reads 1 comments

  11. Spring Training Preview: Ranking the Most Important Red Sox Heading into 2014

    At this point last year, the Boston Red Sox were coming off a last-place finish, had a new manager, and were picked by practically no one to compete for the AL East crown ...

    Matt Appel Written by Matt Appel about 7 months ago 2,123 reads 1 comments

  12. Examining How John Wall Has Been the Washington Wizards' MVP Thus Far

    For the first time since the glory days of Gilbert Arenas and Antawn Jamison, the Washington Wizards find themselves in playoff contention more than halfway through a season...

    Matt Appel Written by Matt Appel about 7 months ago 1,423 reads 3 comments

  13. 5 Takeaways from Russell Wilson's Incredible Performance in Super Bowl XLVIII

    In the head-scratching blowout that will forever be known as Super Bowl XLVIII , there was only one quarterback that truly helped his team win, and that was Russell Wilson ...

    Matt Appel Written by Matt Appel about 7 months ago 3,421 reads 14 comments

  14. Spring Training Preview: Best Case, Worst Case for Newest Yankees

    Hell hath no fury like the New York Yankees when they miss the playoffs. It doesn't happen very often, but when it does, the entire sport, from San Diego to St. Petersburg, feels the effects...

    Matt Appel Written by Matt Appel about 8 months ago 4,901 reads 3 comments